Dear Los Angelans:
I’m very excited to share with you some important mews. The legendary Baby Ketten Karaoke, with the baddest book in the universe, (where “bad” means “good” and “universe” means “Continental United States”) is opening a local satellite that will run first and third Sundays at the Ace Hotel in LA, starting Sunday, Aug 3rd! RSVP here!
It’s slated to be rooftop karaoke, with plenty of space for dancing and singing and hot tubbing and shenanigans, run by the Ketten’s close friend Meggie Nicole! If we have ever stood next to each other for any amount of time you have heard me run my mouth about Portland’s Baby Ketten, which is the best karaoke ever. The book is not just expansive but obsessive, with many many many original Ketten-only tracks, and constantly updated with today’s weirdest hits! Here’s the New York Times article on the Ketten phenom: here!
Have you ever wanted to sing Siouxsie Sioux’s apocalyptic lullaby, Metal Postcard? Probably not, but I did, and I sang it at Baby Ketten! Bauhaus’ Kick in the Eye? Think you can keep an audience through Pulp’s bump and grind classic, This is Hardcore? Find out! Do you think singing Laid by James will get a singalong going? Can you handle Tori Amos’ Crucify? Do you think you can step to The Strangler’s Peaches?
Here is a partial listing of my favorite Baby Ketten Karaoke tracks to give you a taste. Go to their website here or install the app to look for your favorite songs! YES OF COURSE THEY HAVE AN APP!
Mark Ronson- Stop Me If You Think You’ve Heard This one Before
Suicidal Tendencies- Institutionalized
Nine Inch Nails- Something I Can Never Have
Hoodoo Gurus- Like Wow, Wipeout
Tori Amos- Smells Like Teen Spirit
The Smiths- The Queen Is Dead
The Horrors- Still Life
She & Him- Why Do You Let Me Stay Here?
The Cure- Why Can’t I Be You?
The Cure- The Walk
LCD Soundsystem- Daft Punk Is Playing At My House
The Normal- Warm Leatherette
The Dead Milkmen- Instant Club Hit
Rufus Wainwright- Vibrate
Nina Simone- I Need A Little Sugar In My Bowl
Desire- Under Your Spell
Belle And Sebastian- Lord Antony
Siouxsie and the Banshees-Metal Postcard
Echo and the Bunnymen-Killing Moon
XTC-Senses Working Overtime
Nick Cave-Red Right Hand
Proclaimers-Sunshine on Leith
Beats International-Dub Be Good To Me
Belle and Sebastian-Funny Little Frog
Pixies- No. 13 Baby
Pulp- This is Hardcore
Psychic TV- Godstar
AND SO MUCH MOAR!
I love the Ketten so much I have talked about them in my blog before, here and here!
POSTSCRIPT: This show ROCKED and everyone who was a part of it was GREAT! Local karaoke celebs Kevin Cable and Howard Hallis came out! BABY KETTEN will be back Aug 17!